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  Banteay Srei

 

Cambodia

Banteay Srei is a temple built largely of red sandstone on a hill called Phnom Dei and known for the sophistication of its elaborate and detailed carvings.

 

The temple's name means ‘Fortress of Women’ or ‘Citadel of Ladies’, and presumably refers to its many decorative carvings of female deities, known as devata.

  Banteay Srei

 

  Banteay Srei

 

In comparison to the other Angkorian sites in the area, the edifices are rather small in size, but this is largely made up for by the intricacy of their decorations.

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